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Michael Krepon

Quote of the week: “The hour is late. Let us hope not too late.” – Glenn Seaborg, Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Test Ban Don’t jump to conclusions from the hyperbolic title of Steve Olson’s new book, The Apocalypse Factory. The subtitle tells all: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age. Steve has written a thoughtful, well-researched book …

Vacancies

Quote of the week: “The professional arsonist builds vacant lots for money.”– Jimmy Breslin Lyric of the week: “We all must feel heartache sometimesRight now, right now I’m feelin’ mine” — “Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While).” For the real deal, hear the original  Holland–Dozier–Holland Motown version by Kim Weston Ruth …

Chauncey Gardner Returns

Quotes of the week: “I like gardening. It’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.” – Alice Sebold “A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.” – May Sarton MK: Chauncey, this is an unexpected pleasure. CG: I’m feeling morose and thought …

The Deal Episode 1: The Revelation

In 2002, Corey Hinderstein, a young research analyst, follows a hunch after a routine press conference in Washington, D.C. The results of her scavenger hunt sparked a diplomatic crisis that stretched more than a decade, lasted through two presidencies, and ended with a deal that, depending on whom you ask, either “makes our country, and …

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